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Author:
Aaron Koning
About FME    |    January 19, 2017    |    By Aaron Koning

FME Server 2017 – The Best Ever, Thanks To You!

Hello again. I’m here to report how your feedback to Safe Software has helped us make FME Server 2017 the best ever! Plus, I want to show you two ways to provide feedback on what you want to see happen in future releases of FME Server. For the last 5 years we have run an annual FME […]

FME
Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    January 18, 2017    |    By Mark Ireland

FME 2017 Sneak Peek: Parameters, Parameters, Parameters…

We’ve made quite a few improvements in 2017 to make it easier to access, set, and use different FME parameters. And as much as I like surprising people with nice, shiny presents, it’s probably better you know about these changes in advance.

So read on and you’ll be able to leap straight in to using 2017 and keep on making all your amazing FME creations!

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    January 17, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

What’s New in FME 2017.0 (Release Candidate Available)

We’re doing something different this year. Those of you who like to open presents early will be thrilled. It’s a Release Candidate, and it launches today. Download FME 2017.0 Release Candidate Download it and let us know what you think before the official release on March 1st. To see FME 2017.0 in action, sign up for the […]

DATA
Author:
Stephanie Warner
About Data    |    January 12, 2017    |    By Stephanie Warner

Episode 2: Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee – Theta Cameras

The technology behind virtual reality and Google Street View is no longer something only big tech companies can afford. With handheld 360 cameras, anyone can take a spherical image and develop something interactive with the results. Join our Safers for coffee as they talk about Ricoh’s Theta camera and take you through an interactive VR demo of […]

FME
Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    January 10, 2017    |    By Tiana Warner

A Culture Built on Fun: My Co-Op Term at Safe Software

Co-op students have been an integral part of Safe Software for over 20 years, contributing to core FME technology and often returning as full-time software developers. Today we welcome Marinah Zhao to the blog, a fourth year engineering student at UBC. Marinah was a valuable member of our FME Server team in Fall 2016. I had heard from some classmates that […]

DATA
Author:
Stephanie Warner
About Data    |    January 6, 2017    |    By Stephanie Warner

Episode 1: Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee – Virtual Reality

The dawn of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) is glowing brighter than ever. With a groundbreaking number of VR/AR exhibitors at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017, we’re seeing VR/AR cameras and displays on everything from smartphones, to cars, to drones. Though gaming is often the first thing that comes to mind at the […]

FME
Author:
Roger Aikema
About FME    |    January 4, 2017    |    By Roger Aikema

Using Tableau & Maps for Infrastructure Asset Management

Today we welcome guest bloggers Henri Veldhuis and Jurgen van Tiggelen from Sweco. After hearing about Tableau only a few months ago, they started using it together with FME to provide compelling map-based visualizations of infrastructure data. Henri and Jurgen will share what they’ve been able to accomplish since August.

FME
Author:
Dale Lutz
About FME    |    December 20, 2016    |    By Dale Lutz

FME 2017: We will ship no FME before its time

It took Michelangelo 4 years to paint the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. It took Beethoven 4 years to write his fifth symphony. It took Kubrick 4 years to create 2001: A Space Odyssey. So we hope you won’t mind if we take another 2 months to put the polish on FME 2017.0. It’s been […]

FME
Author:
Stewart Harper
About FME    |    December 14, 2016    |    By Stewart Harper

FME Cloud Pricing Change

The pricing on FME Cloud is changing. The annual and hourly rates for instances remain the same; the changes are related to the additional storage and transfer costs. As of January 1, 2017, on all new instances launched: There will be almost a 50% reduction in the price of data storage, down to $0.12 per GB from […]

FME
Author:
Claude Vessaz
About FME    |    December 13, 2016    |    By Claude Vessaz

Improving FME Server Performance with NGINX

All new FME Server 2017.0+ and 2016.1.3 instances are now running behind a NGINX reverse proxy in FME Cloud. As a developer on the FME Cloud team, this is something I have been hoping to achieve for a while and with 2016.1.3+ all the pieces are finally in place. In this blog post, I would […]